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I think it was just a plateau of glory. Sharon Jones The Dap-Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights Like Leon Russell, Sharon Jones was a powerhouse that not everyone noticed while she was alive. But if you were a fan of independent radio or record collecting, she was impossible to avoid. I myself saw her live six or seven times without even really trying! Almost every radio station I enjoy had a Sharon Jones tribute this weekend in one form or another. The Max Roach +4 (Bob Cranshaw) - Stella By Starlight Bob Cranshaw was a bass player. Like many jazz musicians, he wasn't just limited to one band. But I'm a fan of Max Roach so I picked this one for completely selfish reasons. Jean-Jacques Perry - The Mexican Cactus Don't feel bad if you don't know Mr. Perry's name. But feel bad if you don't at least try out his music. As a fan of electronica and fun, stuff like this is right up my alley.
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With the recent passing of singer-songwriter Sharon Jones , Barbara Kopple 's film Miss Sharon Jones ! has become even more emotionally challenging watch. Following Jones through her fight with pancreatic cancer and riding along on her tour with her band of 20 years The Dap- Kings, we get a picture of a woman for whom music was everything and quitting was never an option. Famously once told she would never get a record deal because she was, "Too fat, too black and too old,"...
New York Times - Music
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Even as she fought cancer, the singer Sharon Jones lived for the stage as a powerful, soulful presence. From legendary theaters to sweltering Midwest venues, she gave it her best.
Beijing Bulletin
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A rep for the star said she had been surrounded by loved ones and members of her band when she succumbed to the disease she was first diagnosed with in 2013.
NPR News
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Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings perform at opening night of Celebrate Brooklyn! in New York City on June 8. Al Pereira/WireImage via Getty Images Updated at 4:59 p.m. ET Soul singer Sharon Jones, lead singer of the group The Dap-Kings, has died, her publicist announced late Friday. She was 60. Music Interviews No Music, No Headphones': Sharon Jones On Getting Through Cancer She'd been fighting pancreatic cancer since 2013, when she took a break from touring to undergo extensive surgery and chemotherapy, Fresh Air wrote earlier this year . The cancer went into remission, but returned this year. She told Terry Gross about the difficulty of her treatment: "I couldn't sing. I couldn't get air because, people didn't realize, I was cut across the diaphragm, all the way up from right under the center under my breasts, all the way down to the top of my navel, almost.
Beijing Bulletin
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Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) The lead singer of Sharon Jones amp; The Dap-Kings - Sharon Jones, who found success after working for years as a prison guard, is dead. She was 60. The singer passed away
Beijing Bulletin
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Sharon Jones, the soul singer and powerful voice of the band the Dap-Kings, died yesterday of pancreatic cancer that had been in remission but returned last year. She was 60. Joness de
Voice Of America
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Sharon Jones, the stout powerhouse who shepherded a soul revival despite not finding stardom until middle age, has died. She was 60. Jonesrepresentative, Judy Miller Silverman, said Jones died Friday at a Cooperstown, New York, hospital after battling pancreatic cancer. Loved ones and members of her retro-soul band, the Dap-Kings, were among those surrounding her, Silverman said. The story of Jonesbattle with cancer, first diagnosed in 2013, was told in Barbara Kopple’s documentary, “Miss Sharon Jones!” released earlier this year. Though she triumphantly returned to the stage in 2015 after the cancer went into remission, Jones late last year announced its return. Still, Jones mounted another comeback with the defiant single “I’m Still Here” and hit the road again this summer with the Dap-Kings even while undergoing chemotherapy. “You got to be brave,” a debilitated Jones told the Associated Press in July, in between tour stops.
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Daily Mail - USA
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A rep for the star said she had been surrounded by loved ones and members of her band when she succumbed to the disease she was first diagnosed with in 2013.
Global News
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Sharon Jones, the stout powerhouse who shepherded a soul revival despite not finding stardom until middle age, has died. She was 60.
Cotswold Journal - Showbiz
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She died surrounded by loved ones and members of her retro-soul band the Dap-Kings.
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CNN
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Sharon Jones, the lead singer with the band Dap-Kings, has died at the age of 60.
Deadline
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Funk, soul and R&B singer Sharon Jones , lead singer of the revivalist funk band Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, has died following a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 60. Nominated for a Grammy in 2014 , the next year Jones was the subject of the Barbara Koppel-directed documentary Miss Sharon Jones ! which debuted at Toronto. We are deeply saddened to announce Sharon Jones passed away today after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her...
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Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings performs during the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Dave Martin/AP Soul singer Sharon Jones, lead singer of the group The Dap-Kings, has died, her publicist announced late Friday. She was 60. Music Interviews No Music, No Headphones': Sharon Jones On Getting Through Cancer She'd been fighting pancreatic cancer since 2013, when she took a break from touring to undergo extensive surgery and chemotherapy, Fresh Air wrote earlier this year . The cancer went into remission, but returned this year. She told Terry Gross about the difficulty of her treatment: "I couldn't sing. I couldn't get air because, people didn't realize, I was cut across the diaphragm, all the way up from right under the center under my breasts, all the way down to the top of my navel, almost." Even after she returned to the stage, she told Terry, she didn't feel like the band's dynamic performances were the same.
Mashable
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Grammy nominee Sharon Jones died Friday at 60 after losing a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to her band's website. The soul singer was known for her high-energy performances with her band the Dap Kings; some had even called her the "female James Brown." Jones was a latecomer to the stage, starting her professional music career when she was 40. We are deeply saddened to announce Sharon Jones passed away today. More details at https://t.co/MAag8tYrE3 Sharon Jones (@sharonjones) November 19, 2016 Prior to leading the Dap Kings, she worked as a prison guard and often joked that the inmates didn't think she could make it in the tough setting she was 4-foot-11 and too nice, she said in an appearance earlier this year on NPR's quiz show, "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me." Read more... More about Sharon Jones and Entertainment
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